2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 11, 2008 11:24 PM by Shane Holland

    Remote loads vs Force

    Shane Holland
      Why is there advantages using a "remote load" say of 15000N applied evenly onto say a beam flange as opposed to to nominating a "normal force" of 15000N in this case does it have the same effect.
        • Remote loads vs Force
          Derek Bishop
          Remote loads are normally added to a beam when the load is.. well remote to the beam. That is the load is some distance from the beam flange or whatever body the load is being applied to. Suppose you have a load applied to a piece of pipe that is 30 m long and is anchored at a support. Say you are interested only in what happens at the anchor located at the end of the pipe. You could model the 30 m of pipe (SI units sorry) and apply the load at the required position. It would take a lot less time if you could model the piping at the end where it is anchored and replace the length of pipe with a remote load that passes through its C of G.